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Round 9 - Sunday 12th May @ 06:30pm
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L: 13
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Round 9 - Sunday 12th May @ 06:30pm
PANTHERS vs. STORM
Sportingbet Stadium Penrith
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L: 1
H-T: 12
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FULLTIME! Penrith have recorded a massive upset to defeat Melbourne 12 points to 10.

Penrith Panthers 12-10

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PENALTY for a strip.. and Melbourne marched ten for dissent.

Penrith Panthers 12-10

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Last tackle bomb for Melbourne bounces but it taken by Walsh! Penrith to win this game.

Penrith Panthers 12-10

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Melbourne keeping it alive but it's lost. Penrith three minutes away from a victory.

Penrith Panthers 12-10

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Great take from Simmons who takes an AFL style mark and off he goes. He's caught but earns a PENALTY.

Penrith Panthers 12-10

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Panther fans wanted blood and they got it with a forward pass called.

Penrith Panthers 12-10

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Perfect placement from Cronk, he forced Simmons to take it in the field of play and be driven back. Dropout.

Penrith Panthers 12-10

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It's all starting to click for the Storm, Slater was almost in the clear but spills it.

Penrith Panthers 12-10

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Jesse Bromwich. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cam Smith goes on a weaving run and almost goes over but Moylan strips it out. Bromwich though is on hand to plant the ball for an easy try. Smith converts from in front.

Penrith Panthers 12-10

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PENALTY Melbourne - holding down too long.

Penrith Panthers 12-4

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RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Simmons lost it after some handy work from Moylan to send him away.

Penrith Panthers 12-4

VIDEO REFEREE: David Simmons might have a hat-trick, checking grounding.

Penrith Panthers 12-4

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They get further joy with a Penrith PENALTY. They are on the attack again.

Penrith Panthers 12-4

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Some hot potato football here from Melbourne but they forced one pass too many as Isaac John swoops.

Penrith Panthers 12-4

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Sisa Waqa. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

Some fortune but Melbourne have points! Cooper Cronk realises there is space behind Robinson and stabs one through which Robinson spills, right into the path of Waqa who scores. Cameron Smith with his first conversion of the night, hits the post and out.

Penrith Panthers 12-4

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More brighter start to the second half for the Storm. Cronk almost goes through and they earn a repeat set after Simmons is pushed back into the in-goal.

Penrith Panthers 12-0

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We're back for the second half - Melbourne head to their positions to receive the kick-off. Penrith follow looking to get one over the reigning premiers. They kick-off and off we go again!

Penrith Panthers 12-0

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Storm get a PENALTY but are unable to do anything. HALFTIME.

Penrith Panthers 12-0

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Well that almost came off for Penrith.. Lewis Brown takes a slips catch to give Penrith a final possession. Luke Walsh tries a cross-field kick for Simmons but it goes to Melbourne.

Penrith Panthers 12-0

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UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL PENRITH PANTHERS
Field goal attempt by Luke Walsh unsuccessful.

Luke Walsh with nothing happening on last tries a field goal but falls short.

Penrith Panthers 12-0

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Nice exchange of passes from Penrith almost comes to fruition but for a Segeyaro drop.

Penrith Panthers 12-0

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Slade Griffin goes without the ball.. Penrith on the attack.

Penrith Panthers 12-0

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Spoiled by a forward pass. Melbourne will be breathing a sigh of relief.

Penrith Panthers 12-0

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David Simmons! He is having a blinder thus far, he gathers up a Smith kick and splits the defenders going on a 40 metre run before being roped in. Penrith follow it up with a PENALTY for offside. Here they go again.

Penrith Panthers 12-0

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This has been a composed performance from Penrith - John rolls it in again for a repeat set.

Penrith Panthers 12-0

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Waqa tried to get up too quickly to play the ball, losing it in the process. Penrith are all over Melbourne currently.

Penrith Panthers 12-0

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by David Simmons. Conversion attempt by Luke Walsh unsuccessful.

Penrith are on a roll here. Walsh draws two defenders who came up quick, offloaded to Moylan who gets it to Simmons who plants it down just inside the dead ball. The kicks aren't getting easier for Walsh another from the sideline. He hooks this one too much and it is wide.

Penrith Panthers 12-0

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A lovely rolling kick from Walsh forced Slater to take it dead. Another six tackles here for Penrith.

Penrith Panthers 8-0

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Storm find some space Waqa who goes for a kick but it goes out on the full.

Penrith Panthers 8-0

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by Travis Robinson. Conversion attempt by Luke Walsh unsuccessful.

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! The video referee judges that Robinson got the ball to the line following the cross-field kick from Walsh. Luke Walsh has an attempt from the sideline here to make it a double digit lead and fades it away.

Penrith Panthers 8-0

VIDEO REFEREE: Checking if Travis Robinson has planted the ball. If not, referee has indicated it'll be a PENALTY.

Penrith Panthers 4-0

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Penrith make an error in their first set following the points. Can Melbourne make them pay.

Penrith Panthers 4-0

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TRY PENRITH PANTHERS
Scored by David Simmons. Conversion attempt by Luke Walsh unsuccessful.

Melbourne try to get themselves an overlap with a cut-out pass but it only goes to David Simmons who goes the length to score the first try of the evening. Walsh from wide, misses.

Penrith Panthers 4-0

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PENALTY Melbourne. They are on the attack now.

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It's been a solid opening nine minutes with both teams focusing on field position.

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Both teams have made their way onto the field, Penrith wearing a brown strip with a white vee and Melbourne are in their white away jersey. Melbourne kick-off and here we go.

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TEAM CHANGES:

PEN: 1-17

MEL: One change - Brett Finch drops off the bench replaced by Slade Griffin.

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Welcome to Penrith Park for tonight's clash.. Penrith hosting reigning premiers, Melbourne. The Storm are coming off their first loss in 2013 while Penrith come off a loss to the high flying Roosters.

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Panthers: 1. Matt Moylan 2. Travis Robinson 3. Lewis Brown 4.Dean Whare 5.David Simmons 6.Isaac John 7. Luke Walsh 8.Nigel Plum 9. Kevin Kingston (C) 10. Tim Grant 11. Sika Manu 12. Matt Robinson 13. Adam Docker
Interchange: 14. Mose Masoe 15. Sam Anderson 16. James Segeyaro 17. Clint Newton 18. Nathan Smith

Storm: 1. Billy Slater 2. Sisa Waqa 3. Will Chambers 4. Justin O'Neill 5. Mahe Fonua 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Bryan Norrie 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Tohu Harris
Interchange: 14. Jason Ryles 15. Junior Moors 16. Maurice Blair 17. Brett Finch 18. Slade Griffin 19. Lagi Setu 20. Kenneath Bromwich

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Referees: Gavin Badger, Alan Shortall

Touch Judges: Dan Eastwood, Michael Wise

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Matt Rodwell

PENRITH PANTHERS (12)
Tries: David Simmons (2), Travis Robinson
Field Goals: Luke Walsh (0/1)
Conversions: Luke Walsh (0/3)
Penalty Goals:

MELBOURNE STORM (10)
Tries: Sisa Waqa, Jesse Bromwich
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (1/2)
Penalty Goals:



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